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Senators Grassley, Johnson demand AG Garland provide update on declassification of remaining Russia probe docs

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In a letter to Garland Thursday, Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., cited Trump's January memo directing the director of National Intelligence and director of the CIA to declassify "certain Crossfire Hurricane re...

GOP senators grill assistant AG Kristen Clarke over DOJ school board memo

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Clarke, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss voting rights, was first asked by Blackburn to affirm the DOJ's commitment to the First Amendment. "Does it raise civil rights concerns when ...

GOP Senators introduce bill to block federal agencies from requiring COVID-19 vaccination

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Text of the legislation, named the Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act, says it prohibits "the Department of Transportation and other agencies from promulgating rules requiring a per...

With 13 months until midterms, 4 senators mum on if they’re running for reelection in 2022

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While that may seem like a long time to go, the race has long been well underway, with contenders announcing their candidacies, fundraising in full swing, and campaign ads already running in hot contests across the c...

GOP senators demand ex-Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott testify before Congress

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Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., James Lankford, R-Okla., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., urged Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, and ranki...

Sen. Joni Ernst leads senators in asking Blinken to designate Taliban as foreign terrorist organization

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The Taliban, a Sunni Islamist nationalist group, recently regained control of Afghanistan after the Biden administration ordered a full withdrawal of the U.S. military from the country following 20 years of war.  "Si...

Senators seeking answers on Afghanistan express frustration with Biden administration

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Washington Senate Republicans and Democrats expressed deep frustration with the Biden administration Tuesday, complaining that Secretary of State Antony Blinken is the only official to testify on the US withdrawal fr...

Bipartisan group of 34 senators ask VA to help struggling veterans after botched Afghanistan withdrawal

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Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, led a bipartisan letter calling on the VA secretary to "quickly develop a comprehensive outreach plan" to help Afghanistan and Global War on Terror veterans receiv...

GOP senators release video thanking US military for Afghanistan service, share veteran crisis hotline

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More than a dozen Republican senators joined together in a video giving thanks to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan over the past 20 years. "Thank you to all the Afghanistan veterans who'...

16 GOP senators urge Biden to use all means necessary to rescue Americans in Afghanistan

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Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., led 15 of his colleagues in a letter to the president Thursday, calling on Biden to take charge as Americans and allies alike are stuck behind Taliban lines. "From the very beginning, whe...

3 US senators announce positive Covid tests Thursday

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Three US senators -- Angus King of Maine, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and John Hickenlooper of Colorado -- announced separately Thursday they have tested positive for Covid-19. All three have been vaccinated. King...

Newt Gingrich: Infrastructure bill a ‘left-wing’ gift to Schumer, NYC – so why did some GOP senators back it?

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JOSH HAWLEY: THIS ISN’T AN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, IT’S A RADICAL LEFT WOKE POLITICS BILL NEWT GINGRICH: I can’t understand why a single Republican senator would have voted for this. It didn’t meet any of the standards ...

GOP senators push back on Dems’ ‘far-left’ budget with amendments backing police, anti-critical race theory

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Several Republican senators are introducing amendments during a "vote-a-rama" that started Tuesday, taking aim at progressive priorities included in Senate’s budget resolution for the 2022 fiscal year, which carries ...

Bipartisan infrastructure bill: 19 GOP senators vote for $1T legislation

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"Infrastructure is exactly the kind of subject that Congress should be able to address across the aisle. Roads, bridges, waterways, airports — these things are not luxuries for the greatest nation in world history," ...

Gingrich rips Republican senators yielding to ‘phony bipartisanship’ to support ‘terrible’ infrastructure bill

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As a former House Speaker, Gingrich warned viewers on Sunday's "Life, Liberty & Levin" that Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is wielding his former gavel in the mold of "dictator" and continues to violate House rules...

Senators confident trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal will be introduced Sunday

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A key Republican and Democrat involved in negotiating a roughly $ 1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that will fulfill key priorities in President Joe Biden's agenda say they expect the bill will be introduc...

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